Eric Visit 1: 54-Year-Old Male with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Management of Hospitalized Patients with Hyponatremia
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Kurt Pfeifer, MD, FACP

Kurt Pfeifer, MD, FACP (Course Director)
Associate Professor of Medicine
General Internal Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Kurt Pfeifer, MD, FACP, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Dr Pfeifer received his medical doctorate at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, where he also completed his Residency and Chief Residency in Internal Medicine. Dr Pfeifer is board certified in Internal Medicine.
Dr Pfeifer served as Associate Program Director of Internal Medicine Residency for 10 years and is an inaugural course director in the new Discovery curriculum at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He has received numerous teaching and clinical awards including Young Internist of the Year from the American College of Physicians (Wisconsin chapter) and Clinician Educator of the Year by the Society of General Internal Medicine (Midwest Region).

Dr Pfeifer has contributed significantly to the body of literature on perioperative medicine. He has co-authored multiple articles and book chapters in the areas of perioperative medicine and graduate medical education. He lectures extensively on perioperative and consultative medicine and is the Associate Editor for several web-based Continuing Medical Education programs.

Rachel Thompson, MD, FHM

Rachel Thompson, MD, FHM
Director, Medicine Operative Consult Clinic
Harborview Medical Center
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
General Internal Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

Rachel Thompson, MD, FHM, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of the Medical Consult Service at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Dr Thompson received her medical degree and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. She was also a fellow in Hospital Medicine in the inaugural class of the Society of Hospital Medicine in 2009.
In 2002, Dr Thompson received the David Livingston Award from the Boise VA Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. In 2007, the MESA Saturday Academy, an organization that encourages and fosters the interest of underrepresented high school students in math and science, bestowed upon Dr Thompson the Outstanding Volunteer Award. That same year, she was also named a Distinguished College Faculty at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Dr Thompson's interests include medical consultation as well as resident and student education. She was invited to be a Guest Faculty speaker at the Annual Perioperative Medicine Summit in 2010 and 2012, and currently serves as the President of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society of Hospitalist Medicine. Dr Thompson has contributed a great deal to the body of literature in perioperative consultation and has collaborated on numerous scholarly articles for the Journal of Surgical Research, Archives of Surgery, the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, and the Journal for Hospitalist Medicine.
1. Identify physiologic factors that are involved in the development of hyponatremia in the hospitalized patient.
2. Compare the safety and efficacy of current and emerging therapies used to manage hospitalized patients with hyponatremia.